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Thousands of Hong Kong accountants join protest march – despite pleas from employers and promise of free lunches

Industry lawmaker Kenneth Leung estimates 5,000 accountants joined the silent noontime march, exceeding expectations.

23 Aug 2019 - 8:57PM

Industry lawmaker Kenneth Leung estimates 5,000 accountants joined the silent noontime march, exceeding expectations.

Thousands of Hong Kong accountants join protest march – despite pleas from employers and promise of free lunches
Expert in respiratory medicine urges Hong Kong police to draw up tear gas guidelines after warning of dangers of improper use

David Hui, chairman of the department of medicine and therapeutics at Chinese University, says some police forces do not follow guidelines issued by the manufacturers.

22 Aug 2019 - 3:42AM

David Hui, chairman of the department of medicine and therapeutics at Chinese University, says some police forces do not follow guidelines issued by the manufacturers.

Expert in respiratory medicine urges Hong Kong police to draw up tear gas guidelines after warning of dangers of improper use
Hong Kong rail operator probes leaking of information on service ‘weak spots’ as trains run smoothly after protests kept to minimum at stations

Action had been planned at Kowloon Tong, Lai King and Fortress Hill stations, but protesters mark month since attacks at Yuen Long by showing videos of incident and not delaying travellers.

22 Aug 2019 - 7:34PM

Action had been planned at Kowloon Tong, Lai King and Fortress Hill stations, but protesters mark month since attacks at Yuen Long by showing videos of incident and not delaying travellers.

Hong Kong rail operator probes leaking of information on service ‘weak spots’ as trains run smoothly after protests kept to minimum at stations
Hong Kong authorities still searching for answers over young woman’s brutal eye injury at protest outside Tsim Sha Tsui police station

Woman appears to have been released from hospital but her exact condition – and cause of injury – remain unknown.

20 Aug 2019 - 6:00AM

Woman appears to have been released from hospital but her exact condition – and cause of injury – remain unknown.

Hong Kong authorities still searching for answers over young woman’s brutal eye injury at protest outside Tsim Sha Tsui police station
Hong Kong protests: student leaders say they were victims of death threats for supporting demonstrators

One student representative was told his family would be killed if he continued to help protesters, others had private data leaked.

17 Aug 2019 - 3:21AM

One student representative was told his family would be killed if he continued to help protesters, others had private data leaked.

Hong Kong protests: student leaders say they were victims of death threats for supporting demonstrators
Police defend firing tear gas and pepper balls in Hong Kong MTR stations during clashes with protesters, despite condemnation by residents and rail unions

Commuters and rail staff tell of pain and discomfort after deployment of tear gas, but police say they used ‘minimum force’ against violent protesters. Unions describe police charge at protesters on moving escalator as ‘terrifying’.

13 Aug 2019 - 12:44AM

Commuters and rail staff tell of pain and discomfort after deployment of tear gas, but police say they used ‘minimum force’ against violent protesters. Unions describe police charge at protesters on moving escalator as ‘terrifying’.

Police defend firing tear gas and pepper balls in Hong Kong MTR stations during clashes with protesters, despite condemnation by residents and rail unions
China bans Cathay Pacific staff involved in Hong Kong ‘unlawful’ protests from mainland routes

Civil aviation authorities say ban comes into effect from Saturday, while the airline says it is studying the directive carefully and passenger safety is its top priority.

10 Aug 2019 - 4:04PM

Civil aviation authorities say ban comes into effect from Saturday, while the airline says it is studying the directive carefully and passenger safety is its top priority.

China bans Cathay Pacific staff involved in Hong Kong ‘unlawful’ protests from mainland routes
Journalists union condemns attack on Hong Kong TV station vehicle by protesters during clashes at Wong Tai Sin

Hong Kong Journalists Association says work of frontline reporters should not be infringed and calls on protesters to refrain from violence. City’s largest television broadcaster has been target of protesters’ anger over claims its reporting favours government.

7 Aug 2019 - 8:17PM

Hong Kong Journalists Association says work of frontline reporters should not be infringed and calls on protesters to refrain from violence. City’s largest television broadcaster has been target of protesters’ anger over claims its reporting favours government.

Journalists union condemns attack on Hong Kong TV station vehicle by protesters during clashes at Wong Tai Sin
Rumours of armed gangs heighten North Point tensions after anti-government protesters’ fight with mob

Anti-government protesters clashed with men wielding sticks on Monday night. Unsubstantiated reports of Fujianese reinforcements coming to settle scores in the area prompt businesses to shut up shop early.

7 Aug 2019 - 11:57AM

Anti-government protesters clashed with men wielding sticks on Monday night. Unsubstantiated reports of Fujianese reinforcements coming to settle scores in the area prompt businesses to shut up shop early.

Rumours of armed gangs heighten North Point tensions after anti-government protesters’ fight with mob
Tropical Storm Wipha: some 718 flights cancelled or delayed after year’s first No 8 typhoon signal issued

Ferry companies suspend services while MTR increases frequency of trains to meet demand and deploys extra staff at stations after first T8 of the year, and 718 flights are cancelled or delayed.

1 Aug 2019 - 9:26AM

Ferry companies suspend services while MTR increases frequency of trains to meet demand and deploys extra staff at stations after first T8 of the year, and 718 flights are cancelled or delayed.

Tropical Storm Wipha: some 718 flights cancelled or delayed after year’s first No 8 typhoon signal issued
Filipino recruiter sentenced to two years in prison for domestic helper visa scam by Hong Kong District Court

A 55-year-old woman charged with forgery and conspiracy to defraud in helping 12 Filipinos stay in Hong Kong illegally.

25 Jul 2019 - 7:33AM

A 55-year-old woman charged with forgery and conspiracy to defraud in helping 12 Filipinos stay in Hong Kong illegally.

Filipino recruiter sentenced to two years in prison for domestic helper visa scam by Hong Kong District Court
Hong Kong pro-police rally attracts hundreds of thousands calling for force to be respected

Organisers put attendance at 316,000 while police say there were 103,000 at rally, the theme of which was ‘Safeguard Hong Kong’. Attendees call for rifts in society to be healed but many point finger at extradition bill protesters.

24 Jul 2019 - 4:02PM

Organisers put attendance at 316,000 while police say there were 103,000 at rally, the theme of which was ‘Safeguard Hong Kong’. Attendees call for rifts in society to be healed but many point finger at extradition bill protesters.

Hong Kong pro-police rally attracts hundreds of thousands calling for force to be respected
Extradition protests hammer Hong Kong economy as experts report drops in air travel, retail sales and hotel revenue

Economic damage ‘obvious’, lawmaker says, with slumps reported across crucial sectors – and 9 per cent drop in air bookings during second half of June.

17 Jul 2019 - 11:31PM

Economic damage ‘obvious’, lawmaker says, with slumps reported across crucial sectors – and 9 per cent drop in air bookings during second half of June.

Extradition protests hammer Hong Kong economy as experts report drops in air travel, retail sales and hotel revenue
Public health warning for Hong Kong as Air Quality Health Index reaches ‘serious’ category, the highest pollution level in city

Highest alert level recorded in parts of city on Wednesday, as government urges residents to reduce amount of time spent outdoors.

17 Jul 2019 - 5:59PM

Highest alert level recorded in parts of city on Wednesday, as government urges residents to reduce amount of time spent outdoors.

Public health warning for Hong Kong as Air Quality Health Index reaches ‘serious’ category, the highest pollution level in city
Hong Kong police chief condemns ‘rioters’ after extradition bill clashes in Sha Tin leave 22 people in hospital with six in critical or serious condition

Two in critical condition in hospital, with four seriously injured, following Sha Tin clashes, leading to arrest of dozens, while lawmakers criticise police tactics.

17 Jul 2019 - 2:38PM

Two in critical condition in hospital, with four seriously injured, following Sha Tin clashes, leading to arrest of dozens, while lawmakers criticise police tactics.

Hong Kong police chief condemns ‘rioters’ after extradition bill clashes in Sha Tin leave 22 people in hospital with six in critical or serious condition
Large crowd gathers in Hong Kong to protest against noisy middle-aged women ‘dama’ singers from mainland China shattering peace of Tuen Mun Park

Several dama had to retreat and hide in a public toilet at Tuen Mun Park for more than two hours while police stood between them and the protesters.

6 Jul 2019 - 11:45PM

Several dama had to retreat and hide in a public toilet at Tuen Mun Park for more than two hours while police stood between them and the protesters.

Large crowd gathers in Hong Kong to protest against noisy middle-aged women ‘dama’ singers from mainland China shattering peace of Tuen Mun Park
Son of Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing will stay on Shantou University council, his foundation says, amid fears billionaire’s family is being frozen out of institution he founded

Sources confirm there were plans to oust Richard Li from Shantou University council, but family foundation issues statement saying he will remain in post.

8 Jul 2019 - 11:57AM

Sources confirm there were plans to oust Richard Li from Shantou University council, but family foundation issues statement saying he will remain in post.

Son of Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing will stay on Shantou University council, his foundation says, amid fears billionaire’s family is being frozen out of institution he founded
Protesters storm and vandalise Legislative Council as anarchy and violence engulf Hong Kong government centre

Ugly scenes erupt as mob uses makeshift weapons to smash into building and ransacks the centre of city’s administrative power.

12 Jul 2019 - 10:50AM

Ugly scenes erupt as mob uses makeshift weapons to smash into building and ransacks the centre of city’s administrative power.

Protesters storm and vandalise Legislative Council as anarchy and violence engulf Hong Kong government centre
Hong Kong police supporters turn out in force to counter extradition bill protests, but clash with rivals and assault journalists

Organisers say 165,000 join counter protest while police put number at 53,000. Multiple confrontations reported, as well as abuse and harassment of journalists.

8 Jul 2019 - 11:55AM

Organisers say 165,000 join counter protest while police put number at 53,000. Multiple confrontations reported, as well as abuse and harassment of journalists.

Hong Kong police supporters turn out in force to counter extradition bill protests, but clash with rivals and assault journalists
Hong Kong used as ‘pawn’ in China relations, says labour minister in angry reaction to US State Department’s ‘unfair’ assessment of city’s human trafficking record

American assessment of Hong Kong’s human trafficking response is ‘unfair’ and reflects Washington’s manipulative tactics, city’s labour chief says.

30 Jun 2019 - 10:54PM

American assessment of Hong Kong’s human trafficking response is ‘unfair’ and reflects Washington’s manipulative tactics, city’s labour chief says.

Hong Kong used as ‘pawn’ in China relations, says labour minister in angry reaction to US State Department’s ‘unfair’ assessment of city’s human trafficking record
Facing poverty, precarity and unable to work, asylum seekers and their families in Hong Kong remain trapped in limbo as they long for a dignified life

Around 7,000 people claiming protection from persecution or torture currently live in city, waiting for their applications to be processed.

29 Jun 2019 - 2:00PM

Around 7,000 people claiming protection from persecution or torture currently live in city, waiting for their applications to be processed.

Facing poverty, precarity and unable to work, asylum seekers and their families in Hong Kong remain trapped in limbo as they long for a dignified life
Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing ‘disheartened’ his family have been sidelined by Shantou University and fears for future of Israeli strategic partnership

Li failed to attend graduation ceremony at Shantou University, which he helped found, for the first time in 18 years on Friday.

28 Jun 2019 - 11:32PM

Li failed to attend graduation ceremony at Shantou University, which he helped found, for the first time in 18 years on Friday.

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing ‘disheartened’ his family have been sidelined by Shantou University and fears for future of Israeli strategic partnership
Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing’s influence threatened at Shantou University, which he helped found

Hong Kong’s richest man has given more than US$1.28 billion to Shantou University – but he was set to miss a graduation ceremony for first time in 18 years, and his son has been asked to leave the governing council.

28 Jun 2019 - 2:08PM

Hong Kong’s richest man has given more than US$1.28 billion to Shantou University – but he was set to miss a graduation ceremony for first time in 18 years, and his son has been asked to leave the governing council.

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing’s influence threatened at Shantou University, which he helped found
Hong Kong extradition bill crisis: government’s relationship with pro-establishment camp takes a hit, as Carrie Lam accused of going it alone

Priscilla Leung says chief executive failed to consult bloc at various stages of critical week before suspending bill.

25 Jun 2019 - 11:02PM

Priscilla Leung says chief executive failed to consult bloc at various stages of critical week before suspending bill.

Hong Kong extradition bill crisis: government’s relationship with pro-establishment camp takes a hit, as Carrie Lam accused of going it alone
Hong Kong’s Consumer Council warns local travellers against online visa scams from fake government websites

Websites posing as official government sites vastly overcharge Hongkongers trying to purchase online visas.

17 Jun 2019 - 10:12PM

Websites posing as official government sites vastly overcharge Hongkongers trying to purchase online visas.

Hong Kong’s Consumer Council warns local travellers against online visa scams from fake government websites
Dangerously high levels of trans fats found in 19 Hong Kong baked goods, posing risk of heart disease, consumer watchdog reveals

The products, ranging from puff pastries to cookies, contained unsaturated fats above the recommended daily consumption.

20 Jun 2019 - 5:06PM

The products, ranging from puff pastries to cookies, contained unsaturated fats above the recommended daily consumption.

Dangerously high levels of trans fats found in 19 Hong Kong baked goods, posing risk of heart disease, consumer watchdog reveals
Beijing tells Hong Kong protesters not to become pawns in US-China trade war as it blames foreign powers for inflaming tensions in city over extradition bill

Beijing liaison office in city meets 200 Hong Kong delegates and asks them to support Chief Executive Carrie Lam, as it accuses countries of inflaming tensions over extradition bill.

17 Jun 2019 - 12:02AM

Beijing liaison office in city meets 200 Hong Kong delegates and asks them to support Chief Executive Carrie Lam, as it accuses countries of inflaming tensions over extradition bill.

Beijing tells Hong Kong protesters not to become pawns in US-China trade war as it blames foreign powers for inflaming tensions in city over extradition bill
‘Cyberattack from China’ hit messaging app used by Hong Kong protesters at time of Wednesday’s demonstration, says app’s founder

Pavel Durov, creator of Telegram app, heavily used by Hong Kong protesters said on Twitter that attack was mostly executed from IP addresses in China.

13 Jun 2019 - 11:34PM

Pavel Durov, creator of Telegram app, heavily used by Hong Kong protesters said on Twitter that attack was mostly executed from IP addresses in China.

‘Cyberattack from China’ hit messaging app used by Hong Kong protesters at time of Wednesday’s demonstration, says app’s founder
Matchmaking service clients looking for Mr Right but finding nothing but unhappiness

The Consumer Council received 64 complaints from both men and women in 2018 – a 56 per cent jump from the previous year. Gripes included poor service, disputes over charges and deceptive sales tactics.

10 Jun 2019 - 11:00AM

The Consumer Council received 64 complaints from both men and women in 2018 – a 56 per cent jump from the previous year. Gripes included poor service, disputes over charges and deceptive sales tactics.

Matchmaking service clients looking for Mr Right but finding nothing but unhappiness
Tree experts want better protection for two symbols of Hong Kong’s heritage as demolition work threatens banyans

Trees are part of former government site to be sold for redevelopment, but member of government advisory panel calls protection zone far from ideal.

7 Jun 2019 - 10:54PM

Trees are part of former government site to be sold for redevelopment, but member of government advisory panel calls protection zone far from ideal.

Tree experts want better protection for two symbols of Hong Kong’s heritage as demolition work threatens banyans